Fully Funded Deutsche Welle Masters Scholarship Call for Applications

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The Deutsche Welle Masters scholarship in MA International Media Studies, in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhine-Sieg and University Bonn is on again.

We’ve had several Kenyans take part in this scholarship and they all recommended it, among them Anne Ndung’u, Masters in International Media Services students.

The Master’s Program trains students – personally and professionally – to be competent journalists and prepares them for the challenging role of an expert or manager in the media sector.

Main characteristics include the connection between journalistic and communication science, a focus on social science and education as well as the business of media and professional experience. The Master’s Program is a scientifically-based, international training program that offers real-life professional experience. It examines journalism and media economics – in radio, TV, print and multimedia/online – as well as cooperative development and education. The course of study at Deutsche Welle enables the participants to experience internationality in daily life and on all levels.


Application Deadline: 31st of March each year


Tuition Fee

6.000 €, scholarships available.



A limited number of full scholarships are available for applicants from countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
These cover tuition fees, accommodation, living and travel expenses Partial scholarships are also available. These cover tuition fees only.
Scholarships will be granted after the application deadline by a selection committee comprising representatives from the University of Bonn, Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, DAAD and Deutsche Welle.


Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

More than one year of professional experience in a media-related field acquired after the first degree. Applicants for a full scholarship must give evindence of one additional year of professional experience.

Communication skills in English  (TOEFL or equivalent) and German (TestDaF or equivalent), see website for details on scores required.



Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt
Head of the Master’s Program
Tel.: +49.228.429.2031
Fax: +49.228.429.3520


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